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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The world's classic Gueuze. A blend of one, two, and three year-old lambics creates a second fermentation in the bottle. The champagne of Belgium. In contrast, the Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three 2-year-old lambics.

Newer vintages are labeled "Organic Gueuze", "100% Lambic Bio" or "Classic Gueuze".

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3.3
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Another one of the many great beers i was privileged to sample from Tom Nickel's personal collection at Obriens last night. This one poured a mighty cloudy orangey/peach color with a very minimal orangey head. The aroms was entrancingly lovely with orange, peach, lemon, and yeastiness becoming apparent. The taste offered an acidic battle of the tongue and cheek. Flavors of lemon and peach dominate with acidic citrus creating a beautiful souring finish. A bit rougher in the finish than the Oud Beersel tried earlier, but still this was a very respectible brew. Oak flavors also begin to come out as this one warms. Very carbonated and extremely tart...nicely done indeed.

4
Macegan75 (846) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
2009 Bottle from the basement. Case I split with Greg Yoder. Nose is funk, hay, slight cheese, slight acetone, lime, vinegar & fresh cut grass. first sip has a nice mouth feel with intense sour flavors. fi ish is lime, acetice acid and slightly malt flavor. awesome beer!

2.9
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2005
the emperor has no clothes. that’s all i can say. goddammit, i just don’t get it. and i don’t think i ever will. call me a bud-swillin’ lightweight (and then duck) but vinegar and horse farts just aren’t my thing. check out my buddy TAR’s description of this... this... uhh, this CHARMing beverage: "Mouthwatering aroma of lemon rind, grass, mold, and olive wood". dude, i love you, but what the fuck is mouthwatering about rind, grass, mold and wood?!? unless you happen to be a termite! but that’s what ALL the raters say! my tongue has a built in ’eject’ button for anything acidic enough to melt a suspension bridge lag bolt. a galapagos tortoise would keel over to taste anything so unforgivingly sour as this. gimmee a break, this is donkey sweat, crab apples and horned toad pancreatic bile. but i really like the label. it has pretty delicate flowers. yes. i like red poppies-- very soothing, one can almost forget the pain of hating a popular beer and not being able to fit in with one’s beer geek peers. so, whatever. like always, i’ll give it a neutral rating ’cause po’ o’ me, i jes too dum to see the emperor’s clothes.

3.2
Blom (844) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Hazy amber with a low head. Acidity and sour aroma of sweat and vinegar. The flavour is very dry and brut-like with strong notes of vinegar. It’s pretty violent on your throat, as expected, but still drinkable and actually quite nice!

4
stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
Golden each pour with no head. Aroma is very mild funk and minerals. Taste is lovely savoury quality - peppery, funky, minerally. Very tasty gueuze without being intense. Solid stuff.

4.1
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
Colore giall paglierino, poca schiuma bianca e fine che scompare rapidamente. Aroma di cantina, sudore, leggero legnoso, limone, fiori di campo. Al palato corpo leggero, lieve frizzantezza che aiuta la bevuta, di nuovo sentori di cantina, limone, acidità spiccata, fiori.

4.4
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a half finger white color with poor retention. S: This one had the most balanced hybrid between winy fruit tartness and earthy funk. A very expressive aroma, and the best one of the three (by a small margin). T: Acetic sourness comes on the palate fast and hard, and then afterwards cheesy, earthy funk...finishes the flavor profile fast and hard. This was the boldest and most complex of the three, yet it wasn’t that much harsher than the 3F (certainly it was somehow more subtle than Tilquin’s offering). Shockingly easy to drink for me. M: The finish is the ’dirtiest’ and most tannic of the three, closing the palate with big dryness, yet minimal harshness. This one is actually pretty thick in its texture, accentuating a fuller level of carbonation than the 3F Oude Geuze. O: This was the winner in my book - but I wouldn’t dare recommend this one to beginners. There is a sense of subtle delicacy to it; however the bigness of the acetic sourness, wet hay, and cheesy funk WILL scare off the average Fat Tire drinker the way a celery stalk scares off a fat kid. And moreso than the other two gueuzes, in fact. To those acclimated to the style’s idiosyncrasies, this one’s hard to beat.

4
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, foamy white head. Bitter apricot and apple aroma. Bitter apricot flavour with very bitter finish. One of the better geuze for me.

4.2
greenclansman (831) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2013
Hazy, golden. Sharp aromas. Tart on taste, barn for sure, citrusy and a great sour finish. Amazing beer!!!

4
BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bouteille 375 ml. Belle robe dorée surmontée d’un collet blanc qui disparait assez vite. Au nez, un bouquet très rustique, où domine les notes de "barnyard" et de bretts. En bouche, on retrouve toute l’acidité des gueuzes. Intéressantes notes de pomme verte. Très bonne bière, tout à fait sur le style.


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